Faruk Adejo-Audu, spokesman of the Social Democratic party (SDP) governorship candidate for Kogi State, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, has narrated how those he called opposition political thugs attack the candidate’s supporters in Koton Karfe, today, September 29.
Adejo-Audu said, in a statement today, September 29 that several supporters of Ajaka sustained bullet wounds after the attack, which occurred on his way from a rally to the town’s Central Mosque for his Jumat Prayers.
He said that the thugs had earlier opened fire at the rally venue at about 10: 30 am when supporters began gathering ahead of Ajaka’s arrival to flag off the event at 1:00pm.
According to him, the rally was already underway when thugs with sophisticated assault Rifles arrived and started shooting sporadically.
“Party supporters scampered in different directions while the fiery thugs descended on the event equipments namely podium, canopies, chairs, Public Address Systems.
“They fired bullets into the giant speakers, smashed several hundreds of chairs and canopies, and then sustained the gun fire for over 15 minutes.”
Adejo said that Ajaka, who arrived at the venue about 2 hours later,praised supporters and party faithfuls who bravely returned to the venue despite the attack on hearing the approach of his siren.
Ajaka was quoted as saying that even armed bandits in the jungle can’t be worse than these people.
“But I assure you they are desperate because they know we the people are resolved to chase them away this time for Good. This is the last kick of a dying wild lion.”